In so-called soot processes such as VAD, consolidation of porous soot preforms has been carried out in a high-temperature furnace. The soot preforms are heated continuously at a temperature high enough to fuse the glass particles until the preform becomes a pore-free transparent glass body.

© 1988 Optical Society of America

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